HSMAI Greater New York Chapter inaugurates officers and board for 2009


NEW YORK, NY – A new board of directors and executive board were installed to lead the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Greater New York Chapter activities, educational events, and charitable fundraising for 2009.

The executive board will be headed up by newly-installed president Markus Boeker, senior market manager, Americas for Orbitz Worldwide. The other officers include:

– Immediate Past President, Brenda Fields-Malone, Owner of Fields & Company

– Vice President of Marketing Lou Zameryka, Senior Account Manager, Booking.com

– Vice President of Member Services William Viggiani, Director of Sales, Doubletree Hotel, Mahwah, NJ

– Vice President of Professional Development Frank J. Stapleton, President of the Monarch Group

The 2009 HSMAI Chapter board of directors are:

– Director of Awards & Recognition Lucille Yokell, CHME, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Wellington Hotel

– Director of Collegiate Relations Matthew Gomberg, Housekeeping Office Coordinator, Ritz Carlton Central Park

– Director of Communications Richard S. Kahn, President KTCpr

– Director of Community Affairs Allissa Stock, Sales Manager for SynXis

– Director of Membership Consuela D. Hooblal, Travel Sales Account Manager, USA Today

– Director of New York Market Intelligence Sean F. Hennessey, CEO of Lodging Investment Advisors

– Director of Programs Laura Osborne, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Intelligent Hotels

– Director of Special Interest Groups Kerry Mack, Vice President of Revenue Management, Highgate Hotels

– Director of Sister Chapter Relations Thomas J. Travers, General Manager, Beacon Hotel

– Director of Special Events Richard Yaeger, International Sales Manager, CTN Tours

– Director of Special Projects Julie Andrews, CHME, Executive Assistant, The London NYC

Other chapter leaders and committee members include: Ray Keane, Director of Sales & Marketing for Helmsley Park Hotel; Donna L. Quadri-Felitti, Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management; Cherish Gallant, Director of Revenue Management for Intercontinental, The Barclay New York; Robin David Flanz, Director of Marketing for Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica; Denise Mondrey-Brunson, Senior Sales Manager for Holiday Inn Midtown; Frank Dee, Director of Sales, Crowne Plaza Times Square; Theodore Schlecht, William Charles Printing; Paula Cabrera, Hotel Market Manager for Orbitz Worldwide; Loulu Lima, Market Manager for Travelocity; Liz Gilbert, National Development Manager for Entertainment Cruises; Robert Aaron, Director of Sales for Empire Hotel Group; Denise Coyle-Kirby, Director of Sales for Liberty Helicopter; AnneMarie Wilson, National Sales Manager for Affinia Hotels; Anne Kane, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Iroquois Hotel; Debbie Kim, Vice President of Business Development for Solomon Page Group LLC; Laura Arneson, MS Candidate in Hospitality Industry Studies, NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management; Justin Kellerman, Director of Business Development for Travel Tripper; Joan Wolff, Senior Manager for Macy*s Visitor Center; John Manos, Senior Vice President, Group Account Director for WKP-Spier; Seth Forman, Sales Planner, Travel Ad Network.